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February 5TH 2008
TUESDAY



THE JIVE ACES BURSTING INTO THE RHYTHM CLUB
THIS WEDNESDAY



We are so excited about playing at "Rusty's" that we can't contain ourselves!

And we would almost miss out on a Fatburgers to be there. That's how excited we are!*

Ian, of the Jive Aces

*see "A Note From Rusty"



DON'T MISS THE NEWS BELOW


A NOTE FROM RUSTY
Jive Aces and The Fatburgers' Mystery
Valentine's at The Rhythm Club NEXT Wednesday, 2/13
"Rusty's Gates" Dance-A-Thon Team

"RUSTY'S DECADE OF DANCE" PARTY UPDATE
153 tickets gone for "Rusty's Decade of Dance Celebration"
   Order your ticket today!

CLIP OF THE WEEK
Jive Aces

CONTEST OF THE WEEK
Test your knowledge and win a pass to the Rhythm Club

LINDY BY THE SEA NEWS
New series NEXT Tuesday, February 5
Sunday series, not too late to join
Info on current and upcoming classes

RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB
This week: Jive Aces
Save these Dates:
   02-13 -- Valentine's Party
   03-16 -- Ten Year Party -- The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra!
Check out our schedule of live music & special events

ADDED ATTRACTIONS
Danielle & Joseph Invite You to Join Our Dance-A-Thon Team
Order a Bowling Shirt

SCRAPBOOKS
Follow the fun

SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NEWS
Upcoming Event - February 9th
"Fun & Philanthropy" -- Join our club

LINK OF THE WEEK
24-Hour Dance-A-Thon


(So don't stop scrolling...)

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JIVES HIT TOWN
THE FATBURGERS' MYSTERY

Yes, these guys are really nuts (the kind of nuts we just love). Not only do they wear bright yellow suits, jump all over the stage...

It's actually in their contract with me that I have to take them to dinner at Fatburgers.

What can I say? They are just too much fun!

Last night we met up at the historic Hollywood haunt, The Formosa Cafe, and had a great time looking at the over 200 celebrity photos on the wall. When they walked me to my car, I noticed the Route 66 sign and just had to take this picture (honestly, it was hard to hold them back on this one!).







DON'T MISS THEM -- THIS WEDNESDAY AT "RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB"




VALENTINE'S AT THE RHYTHM CLUB
NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
DRESS UP -- RED AND WHITE

What could be better than celebrating Valentine's with all your swing dancing pals! Dress up to the nines and join us at the Rhythm Club to dance the night away to the Fabulous Esquires next Wednesday, February 13.

AND, let's help Robert "The Professor" Vangor celebrate his birthday in high style!


Yes, we promise to have those little candy hearts there for you!

DANCE-A-THON -- WE HAVE A TEAM OF OUR OWN
"RUSTY'S RHYTHM CLUB GATES"

Our good friends down south host a Dance-A-Thon every year, and I am proud to say that two of our gang have started a "Rusty's" team for the event (It's been a dream of mine). Danielle Cole and Joseph Rocamora tell you all about it under our ADDED ATTRACTIONS.


See you on the dance floor!





THE BILL ELLIOTT DANCE WILL SELL OUT
MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR TICKET(S) SOON!

Yep, in one week, all the tables sold out, and we've got 153 tickets out the door. Make sure to get your ticket right way.

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW

This event is sure to sell out, as the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra has not played for the public here in years. All the information on purchasing tickets are on the website... just click HERE or on the image below.



JIVE ACES

ANOTHER ONE JUST FOR FUN!



THIS WEEK'S CONTEST!!*

The first person to send us an email with the answer to the following wins a free pass to the Rhythm Club for tomorrow nite:*


QUESTION:

Here's another video of the Jive Aces, "Singin' In The Rain." Who's taps and background singing can be heard on this?

And for bonus points, name all six of the Jive Aces

Send your answer to us at info@rustyfrank.com.
Only the weekly winner will receive a response to their Contest Answer.

NOTE: Google is your friend! All the answers are only a Google search away. Have fun and learn about our swing history at the same time.




LAST CONTEST

QUESTION:

What year was "Swingin' The Century - The Big Band Show"?

ANSWER:

2000

WINNER:

Leslie Tomlin

*Contestants may play as many times as they wish, but may only win the prize once a year. Contestants must use their Rhythm Club pass for the week they won the contest.



FEBRUARY 2008

SUNDAY SERIESFEBRUARY 3
TUESDAY SERIES BEGINS FEBRUARY 5

REGISTER FOR LINDY BY THE SEA CLASSES HERE



NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN SUNDAY SERIES

If you had to miss the first day of class last Sunday, no need to miss THIS series. Come along this Sunday, and we promise to review!

You can register HERE (your series card is good for one year, so you can make up the missed class)


JANUARY-FEBRUARY MASTER TRACK ENROLLMENT FULL

Take your dancing to the next level!

We are completely full for the first Master Track of the year. If you are interested in holding a spot for you in the March-April Master Track EMAIL us.

Master Track info click HERE.


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COMING TO THE RHYTHM CLUB:

02/06 -- SPECIAL EVENT
THE JIVE ACES

02/13 -- Valentine's Party!
The Fabulous Esquires
Dress in Red and/or White

02/20 -- LIVE MUSIC
RUSSELL SCOTT AND HIS REDHOTS
RHYTHM CLUB DEBUT

CLICK HERE FOR RHYTHM CLUB INFO


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This Week's Celebrations


Allen Hall
Carrie Beth
Eric Floen
Ji Han
Joyce Yamamoto


If it's your birthday this week, just let us know at the Rhythm Club
so you can get your birthday dance!





24 HOUR DANCE-A-THON

Hey everyone!

I'm Danielle Cole. Joseph Rocamora and I are putting together a Rhythm Club/Lindy By the Sea team for a 24 hour Cancer Dance-a-thon March 8th and 9th. All of the money raised goes to City of Hope Hospital to help fight Cancer.

Our team is called "Rusty's Rhythm Club Gates."

You can read all about the event HERE.

We need one person on the dance floor participating at all times. The activities on the dance floor will range from DJ'd music, dance lessons, live music, and contests. You don't have to stay for the whole time but of course it's great if you can. It's $50 to participate but the idea is that you ask friends and family to sponsor you.

For our "uniform" we're planning on wearing our Rhythm Club/Lindy by the Sea bowling shirts so if you don't have one already, contact Ji Han to place your order. (see below)

Thanks to everyone for helping out, it should be a lot of fun, and if you have any question or would like to join, email me at danielleybelle@yahoo.com or Joseph at joseph_rocamora@hotmail.com And for more information or to register to join Rusty's Rhythm Club Gates, go to danceathon.org

Thanks a lot!

Danielle


ORDER YOUR OFFICIAL RHYTHM CLUB BOWLING SHIRT!


Valerie Geller and her sons, Aaron & Greyson, show what the well-dressed Lindy Hopper will wear.


Our Bowling Shirt Nite was such a hit, that we are already planning the next one. If you wanted to get the "Official Rhythm Club" shirt, we are now taking orders! Click HERE to get yours.


"Making a difference through swing dancing"


JOIN THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB NOW!

Subscribe to Swing Shift Rhythm Club

The Swing Shift Rhythm Club (SSRC) goals:
Fun & Philanthropy

Anyone can join!
See full details at the bottom of this newsletter.



UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM YOUR PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR
JESSICA DENSMORE

January of '08 is flying by and we have our first Event of the year scheduled on Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 2-3 PM at

Earlwood Care Center
20820 Earl street
Torrance,CA 90502

310-371-1228 Joy Jackson, Activity Coordinator

We visited this facility in April of last year and although many residents have some pretty cumbersome physical disabilities, they always make their enthusiasm known, and the staff often peeks in to see what's going on. (This is the facility where one patient's heart monitor went off; luckily it turned out to be a machine malfunction- it got OUR attention!) Both Joy, the Activity Coordinator, and resident Marie (dancer Jamie's mom) have been asking when we will be back, so if you have this particular saturday free, please let us know.

"RSVP"

Jessica jitterbugstroll@yahoo.com



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24 HR CANCER DANCE-A-THON The Dance-a-thon is a 24 hour swing dance in Orange County, CA intended to raise funds for the City of Hope Hospital. All of the participants, board members, bands, teachers, dj's and performers are volunteers. The dates are 10 a.m. Saturday March 8th - 11 a.m. Sunday March 9th, 2008 (daylight savings occurs that weekend! Spring forward!)

The 1st year swing dancers raised over $52,000, an impressive number for any first year charity event. Year 2 we doubled it crossing the $100,000 mark. The year our goal is $150,000! Thats a lot of effort on your part, so start early :-)





Swing Shift
www.rustyfrank.com

* Wondering what the heck a "gate"is? This was a phrase popularized by 1940's comedian, Jerry Colonna, who would holler it out every time he was introduced on the Bob Hope radio program. It was a friendly salutation to a swing cat (dancer or swing music enthusiast). Basically, we swing like a gate!


JOIN THE FUN!
BUT, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?

Many of you still don't know about our Swing Shift Rhythm Club. It's one of our best kept secrets. Now is the time to get the SSRC "above the radar."

THE SWING SHIFT RHYTHM CLUB (SSRC), founded in 2000 by Rusty Frank's swing dance students, The SSRC has two missions:

1. Having fun! (Fun) 2. Doing good deeds! (Philanthropy)

1. Having fun: Events where swing dancers can socialize and get to know each other outside of class (vintage clothes shopping, going to a dance-related movie, dancing in the park, eating at retro restaurants before a dance, etc.).

2. Doing good deeds: Events where we bring swing dancing to hospitals, senior homes, and community events for the purpose of good deeds, entertainment, and education in the Los Angeles area.

The SSRC is a volunteer club open to the public and the events are organized by its members. There are no dues. Members can attend as many or as few events as they wish.

"How do I join?"...
Right now, fill in your email address
and click the Yahoo log (that's it!):

Subscribe to SwingShiftRhythmClub

Then you will receive updates of activities (or you can organize one yourself!). Check the yahoogroup "Swing Shift Rhythm Club" calendar here for postings of upcoming events.

Join us in making the world a better place through dancing!

Thank you for joining!

Rusty Frank, Founder
Jessica Densmore, Philanthropic Events Coordinator
Cathryn Sayer, "Just for Fun" Events Coordinator
Norman Kajikawa, SSRC Photographer

If you wish to exit this list, visit:
http://rustyfrank.com/maillist/mail-list.asp